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Team Raises Funds For Relay For Life

Magnolia Elementary School Principal Julie Minabe recently did her best impression of a farmer by dressing up in overalls and a straw hat. Putting on a show for her students on March 26, she then put on lipstick and prepared herself to kiss a pig in the school courtyard for a cause.

A group of Magnolia staff members formed a Relay for Life team, called Antinetti's All Stars, in memory of former Magnolia Principal, the late Pam Antinetti, and in honor of her granddaughter, who is a Kindergartner at Magnolia. The school held the fundraiser from March 22-25 to ...

March 31, 2010 | | Local News


Woodshop An Outlet For Creative Students

In a room where the common sounds are the whirring buzz of saws, the snapping of nail guns, and the clopping of wood boards as they slap together, the distractions seem endless.

March 31, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Girl Brutalized After School

(Editor's note: Names* have been changed for the protection of the juvenile)

March 31, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Oakdale Chef Named Culinary Clash King

Oakdale High graduate and resident Bryan Ehrenholm took home the distinction of Culinary Clash King on Thursday, March 25 after competing against three top-notch kitchen competitors in an Iron Chef-style contest sponsored by the DMC Foundation for the prize.

March 31, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


O’Bannon Named Young Woman Of The Year

Kelli O'Bannon was one of 17 women recently honored at the Stanislaus County Commission for Women (SCCW) annual dinner hosted by Stanislaus County Commission for Women - and she's a teenager.

March 24, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Ag Lunch Presenters Highlight Local Products

Attendance hit the 150 mark as attendees flocked to the community center Thursday, March 18 for the 37th annual Oakdale Ag Scholarship Luncheon to listen and learn about the "locavore" movement.

March 24, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Small Town Event Draws Study For Cancer Research

This April, the American Cancer Society will offer a unique and potentially life-changing opportunity to the tri-city area. On Saturday, April 24 the non-profit organization will host Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The research project will be hosted at Oakdale High School between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., in conjunction with Oakdale's Ninth Annual Relay for Life.

March 24, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OID Water Season Starts Late March

The 2010 water season to start at the end of March was approved by the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at the March 16 regular meeting.

March 17, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Annual Home Show Boasts Multiple Vendors

The fifth annual Home and Garden Show hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce boasted nine additional booths and 17 vendors, creating a very busy environment for attendees to the free event, Saturday, March 13 at the community center.

March 17, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Tourism Roundtable Staged In Riverbank

Tourism is big business and every city, town, and even country wants you to visit, stay a while and leave a bit of your cash behind when you say goodbye. The 11th annual Tourism Business Forum held in Riverbank at the Antigua Event Center on Thursday, March 11 was all about capitalizing on the "Staycation" phenomenon, and showcasing the region's hidden jewels with presentations by Carl Ribaudo on sustainable tourism and Jesse Roseman on the Paddle to the Sea program.

March 17, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


UC Davis Students Visit Brennan Park For Field Trip

Local landscape architect Monica Perrone, ASLA, brought 18 of her UC Davis landscape architecture students to Brennan Park in Oakdale on Tuesday, March 2 to generate specific designs for the park in coordination with Cheryl Bolin, Director of Parks and Recreation, as part of their quarter final project.

March 10, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Pedestrian Struck, Killed On F Street

A 48-year-old Oakdale man was struck by a truck while crossing West F Street in the 1100 block on Saturday, March 6 around 8:15 p.m. He suffered major injuries and later died at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

The man, identified as Michael Harrell, was not in a crosswalk when the accident occurred and preliminary tests revealed a very high BAC (blood alcohol content) limit, said police. The man had a history of alcohol abuse, according to police.

March 10, 2010 | | Local News


Numbers Dwindling - Economy Chews On Local Daycare, Preschool Enrollment

The struggling economy continues to cause ripples in the water, including that of the kiddie pool as preschools and daycares face dwindling enrollment.

March 10, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Sierra View’s Willy Wonka, Jr. Tickets On Sale

Oompa Loompas, candy creations, and Willy Wonka will take center stage at Sierra View Elementary School in its upcoming student performance of Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka, Jr." The elementary students have been rehearsing almost daily since late January with help from Oakdale High School drama teacher Bryan Mills and some of his drama students.

March 03, 2010 | | Local News


FFA Auctions Cakes, Raises Dough

In celebration of National FFA Week, the Oakdale High School FFA chapter held its annual dinner and cake auction fundraiser on Feb. 24, bringing out supporters who were there to open their wallets for the sweet stuff.

March 03, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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Residents Shoot Down Slogan

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Report Card Issued For Caltrans Projects

Caltrans has published its third issue of The Mile Marker, a periodic reporting of areas where the department is excelling and where further improvement is needed.

March 17, 2015 | | Local News


OTVB Backs Off “Pioneer Perfect”

Following an afternoon press release by the City of Oakdale stating it had been "rumored" that the city was considering changing its slogan and had no intentions of doing so, the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau sent out its own Friday night statement that it would forego the launch of "Pioneer Perfect" and embrace the city's original motto "Cowboy Capital of the World."

March 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents View ‘Pioneer Perfect’ As Off Track

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Schools Reach Some Contract Agreements

For the third consecutive month vacant seats were at a minimum for the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting conducted Monday night, March 9. Oakdale City Council chambers were once again filled to capacity as teachers and parents stood along the sides, back and spilled out into the entry way.

March 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fatal Crash Results In Charges To Driver

The driver involved in a late summer fiery Knights Ferry crash that claimed the life of a Modesto man was arrested on Friday, March 6 and now faces murder charges for causing the collision.

March 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Pioneer Perfect Slogan Introduced To Council

As the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau attempts to market the city, the topic of "Find Your Inner Pioneer" was presented to members of the city council at their regular meeting on March 2.

March 11, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Pioneer Perfect Introduced To Council

As the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau attempts to market the city, the topic of "Find Your Inner Pioneer" was presented to members of the city council at their regular meeting on March 2.

March 06, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Sets Sights On Fire Grant

Over the last seven years the City of Oakdale has made budgetary reductions including dropping fire department staffing from six on-duty firefighters – three at each of its two stations – to four, with the two city fire stations now staffed with two personnel, one of which is funded by another agency through a partnership.

March 04, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Tulloch Lake Lowering Dominates OID Session

With each passing week without a significant storm, the grip of the four-year California drought squeezes more tightly on water agencies up and down the state. And members of the Oakdale Irrigation District board are feeling the pressure.

March 04, 2015 | | Local News


Armed Teen Arrested Friday Near OHS

An 18-year-old man was arrested by Oakdale Police for possessing a loaded handgun near the high school campus on Friday, Feb. 27 while students were out for the lunch break.

February 27, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Symbiosis Gathering To Return To Woodward Reservoir This September

Symbiosis Gathering is returning to Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale, CA on September 17 - 20, 2015 … and they're celebrating their 10 year anniversary! The Super Early-Bird tickets go on sale on March 3rd and the people behind Symbiosis want the local community to have first dibs on these. Producer Kevin KoChen promises, "This event will draw from the best of years past and look to the future in a production worthy of the decade of decadence."

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


Trio Of Deaths Impact Community

From the unexpected death of a Magnolia Elementary School sixth grader to a pair of deaths in violent auto accidents, the Oakdale community was reeling this week from the recent losses.

February 25, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Local Support For Those Living Through Loss

Fay Jacobsohn and Dorothy Villines are making lemonade from lemons, in the way of helping others. The two-woman team will facilitate the GriefShare Support Group as a service to the community.

February 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Approves Property Transfers

Members of the Oakdale City Council are still sorting out and finalizing property issues associated with the now-defunct Oakdale Redevelopment Agency.

February 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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